Common Plumbing Issues With the Kitchen Sink

A sink in a kitchen is the place where you wash your dishes and other kitchen utensils. It has two-way water supply. At first, the fresh and clean water comes through tap with you wash your utensils. Then, there is draining pipe attached with the sink that takes the used water out. In this way, you continue to wash your dishes and let the wasted water to come out of the space via the draining pipes. This is a practice that you perform a number of times in a day. With the passage of time, the kitchen sink gets some problems that need to be fixed. If not treated well, the sink gets completely failed to serve you. Some of the common plumbing issues with kitchen sink are mentioned below.

Slow Draining Sink:

The first problem that occurs in a kitchen sink is about slow draining. It is a common problem caused due to hairs and other debris caught in the pop-up. In order to fix the problem, you will have to clean out the debris. For this purpose, you can use zip-it. It is a kind of plumbing tool that is quite handy in cleaning. As another option, you can get the pop-up out of its place and clean it from debris and hairs. These pop-ups are attached with the help of a nut. To unscrew the nut, use pliers and get the pop-up out. Once removed, it can be easily cleaned.

Slow Draining Sink

Low Water Pressure:

The other thing your wife may complain about your kitchen sink is low pressure of water. This problem usually occurs at the sink faucet. In order to fix, you will first have to see whether or not it has affected both the hot and cold water. If the both supplies are seemed to be equally disturbed, it means the calcium deposits at the aerator have caused pressure to be low. Fortunately, the problem is easy to fix. You just need to take the aerator out, clean it and then put it back on its place.

Low Water Pressure

Clogged Drain:

It is another problem that is becoming common these days. It all happens because of human negligence. People need to understand that not everything can be disposed off through the sink. Grease seems to be a liquid though, but it should never be drained out through sink because it can easily clog the pipe. This is a single example and there are many other things that can really cause problems for your kitchen.

Clogged Drain

Broken Garbage Disposal:

Items like fat, grease, celery, bones and corn husks should not be drained out through the sink as they can seriously disrupt garbage disposal blades.

Broken Garbage Disposal


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